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Title: Workplace integration of people with mental handicap
Authors: Chow, DC
Bok, WCH
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
Source: Hong Kong journal of mental health, 2002, v. 31, no. 1, p. 12-29 How to cite?
Journal: Hong Kong journal of mental health 
Abstract: Despite that there has been an increasing number of people with disabilities entering the world of work with assistance from supported employment programmes, little research has been directed at investigating the quality of workplace integration of people with mental handicap in the local context. The aim of this study was to investigate the workplace interaction of people with mental handicap who had obtained a job with assistance from supported employment programmes in Hong Kong. Five young adults with mild mental handicap participated in in-depth interviews concerning their workplace interactions. Content analysis and constant comparative methods were used to analyse the data. Findings reveal that the participants’ levels of workplace interaction were affected by two factors: personal and external. The personal factors included the participants’ levels of social competence and individual preference; while the external factors include the job nature, the company policy and support from people in the workplace. These findings suggest that strategies aimed at improving group interaction skills, promoting self-determination, and involving support would enable people with mental handicap to have more workplace integration.
ISSN: 1560-9294
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